Best Tamil Sports Movies

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The Top Ten

1 Irudhi Suttru Irudhi Suttru

Starring: Madhavan, Rithika Singh
Direction: Sudha Kongara
Year: 2016
Genre: Sports Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
Remade into Telugu as Guru (2017) starring Venkatesh
Released in Hindi as "Saala Khadoos"
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

2 Jeeva (Tamil Movie) Jeeva (Tamil Movie)

Starring: Vishnu Vishal, Sr Divya, Soori
Direction: Suseenthiran
Year: 2014
Genre: Sports Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

3 Ghilli

Starring: Vijay, Trisha, Prakash Raj, Asish Vidyarthi, Dhamu
Direction: Dharani
Year: 2004
Genre: Sports Action Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
Remake of Gunasekar's Okkadu (2003) starring Mahesh Babu
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Filmfare Award for Best Villain " Tamil " Prakash Raj
Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer " South " Raju Sundaram
Madras Corporate Club Best Actor Award " Vijay
Dinakaran Best Actor Award " Vijay
Film Today Best Actor Award " Vijay
Dinakaran Best Villain Award " Prakash Raj - mpKarthik

4 Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu

Starring: Vishnu Vishal, Kishore, Saranya Mohan, Soori, Appu Kutty, Srithika
Direction: Suseenthiran
Year: 2009
Genre: Sports Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Remade in Telugu as Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu (2010) with Nani and Saranya Mohan in the lead. And remade in Hindi as Badlapur Boys (2014) with Nishan and Saranya Mohan in the lead.
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

5 Chennai 600028 Chennai 600028

Starring: Jai, Shiva, Vijayalakshmi, Premji Amaran, Aravind Akash, Vijay Vasanth
Direction: Venkat Prabhu
Year: 2007
Genre: Sports Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
*Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Family Film

Vijay Awards: Won-2; Nominated-9
*Vijay Award for Best Crew
*Vijay Award for Best Find of the Year - Venkat Prabhu - mpKarthik

6 Vallinam Vallinam

Starring: Nakul, Mrdhula Baskar, Atul Kulkarni
Direction: Arivazhagan
Year: 2014
Genre: Sports Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
National Award for Best Editor - V J Sabu Joseph - mpKarthik

7 M. Kumaran S/o Mahalakshmi M. Kumaran S/o Mahalakshmi

Starring: Jayam Ravi, Nadhiya, Asin, Prakash Raj
Direction: M. Raja
Year: 2004
Genre: Sports Family Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

8 Badri Badri

Starring: Vijay, Bhumika, Monal, Vivek, Riyaz Khan
Direction: P. A. Arun Prasad
Year: 2001
Genre: Sports Action Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
This film ran for 100 Days.
Remake of Thammudu (1999) starring Pawan Kalyan
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

9 Aadukalam Aadukalam

Starring: Dhanush, V. I. S. Jayapalan, Tapsee Panu, Kishore
Direction: Vetrimaran
Year: 2014
Genre: Gangster Sports Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
*Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Won-7
*Chennai International Film Festival: Won-1
*The Chennai Times Film Awards: Won-1
*Filmfare Awards South: Won-5; Nominated-2
*Mirchi Music Awards South: Won-3
*National Film Awards: Won-6
*Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Won-1
*South Indian International Movie Awards: Won-4
*Vijay Awards: Won-5 Nominated-16 - mpKarthik

10 Lee Lee

Starring: Sibiraj, Praksh Raj, Nila
Direction: Prabhu Solomon
Year: 2007
Genre: Sports Action
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

The Contenders

11 Chennai 600028 II Chennai 600028 II

Starring: Jai, Shiva, Premji Amaran, Aravind Akash, Vijay Vasanth
Direction: Venkat Prabhu
Year: 2016
Genre: Sports Comedy
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

12 Bhooloham Bhooloham

Starring: Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Prakash Raj, Nathan Jones
Direction: N. Kalyanakrishnan
Year: 2015
Genre: Sports Action
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

13 Eetti Eetti

Starring: Atharvaa, Sri Divya, Jayaprakash, Naren
Direction: Ravi Arasu
Year: 2015
Genre: Sports Action Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

14 Ethir Neechal

Starring: Sivakarthikeyan, Priya Anand, Nandita
Direction: R. S. Durai Senthil Kumar
Year: 2013
Genre: Sports Comedy
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

15 Ilami Ilami

Starring: Yuvan, Anu Krishna, Akhil
Direction: J. Julian Prakash
Year: 2016
Genre: Sports Period Drama
Verdict: Flop
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

16 Dhoni (2012) Dhoni (2012)

Starring: Prakash Raj, Aakash, Radhika Apte
Direction: Prakash Raj
Year: 2012
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Average
Based on the Marathi film Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho (2010) by Mahesh Manjrekar
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

17 Priyamana Thozhi Priyamana Thozhi

Starring: Madhavan, Sridevi Vijayakumar, Jyothika, Vineeth
Direction: Vikraman
Year: 2003
Genre: Sports Drama
Verdict: Flop
Remade into Telugu as Vasantam (2003) starring Venkatesh and in Kannada as Hoo starring Ravichandran
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

18 Maan Karate Maan Karate

Starring: Sivakarthikeyan, Hansika Motwani, Vamsi Krishna
Direction: Thirukumaran
Year: 2014
Genre: Sports Comedy
Verdict: Hit
Remade into Telugu as Tuntari (2016)
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

19 Aadama Jaichomada Aadama Jaichomada

Starring: Karunakaran, Bobby Simha, Vijayalakshmi
Direction: Badri
Year: 2014
Genre: Sports Comedy
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

20 Potta Potti Potta Potti

Starring: Sadagoppan Ramesh, Harini
Direction: Yuvaraj Dhayalan
Year: 2011
Genre: Sports Comedy
Verdict: Average
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

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